Chinachem to install hundreds of solar panels at main office

PUBLISHED : Monday, 23 May, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 23 May, 2011, 12:00am
 

In a few months' time, property giant Chinachem will install 316 solar panels at its headquarters, Nina Tower in Tsuen Wan, as part of its 'We Love Green Hong Kong' campaign. The solar panels will generate 30 kilowatts of electricity for the 2,000 energy-saving light bulbs at the tower. Chinachem is a Hong Kong company that owns scores of buildings in the city. The project is part of efforts initiated by late chairwoman Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum in 1997.

Chinachem set up an environmental committee last year dedicated to bringing about a green city. All the projects are designed for local and international green certification, by organisations such as the US Green Building Council. For example, Asian House in Wan Chai has received a gold certificate in leadership in energy and environmental design.

As part of the project, Chinachem will give every secondary school in the city a book that teaches them to appreciate Hong Kong's natural beauty. Hong Kong Nature Landscapes is co-published by the Chinachem Group and The Photographic Heritage Foundation.

Chinachem has donated more than 500 copies of the Chinese edition to all schools.

The book features pictures of Hong Kong's countryside along with vivid descriptions of the rural landscape. Author and photographer Edward Stokes is an Australian who has completed five books about Australia's landscape.

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